GamingBolt spoke to Managing Director of Equity Research at Wedbush Securities Michael Pachter about the same, and barring a price cut and Kinect, would Microsoft be able to bounce back considering the weak first party content it had near the end of the Xbox 360′s run?
Pachter stated that, “Well, I mean, it’s funny when you say they have the weakest first party, because Uncharted, and inFamous, and The Last of Us, I would bet you if you took a single version of those three games, they don’t add up to Halo. And I would say if you take the next three games made by Sony’s first party studios, they won’t add up to Gears of War. So, I agree with you in the sense that the number of titles Sony has is more, but I think in terms of sales, it’s much closer, and might actually tilt in Microsoft’s favor.
“So, I don’t think you should make too much of an argument about how weak Microsoft’s first party content is, because most of Sony’s first party games that are successful are not gigantic sellers. I think that ultimately, for the Xbox One to be successful, the Kinect has to be decoupled from it, and I think that might be hard, because there’s a lot of stuff going on with the hardware where it’s all integrated, and it might not work.
A single Uncharted game sells ~6 million, which is about as much as an average Gears of War game; The Last of Us also sold 6 million. inFamous is the only low seller in the games Pachter mentioned. WTF?